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When it comes to vintage cameras, I’m talking about twin-lens reflex cameras, part 2!



at first

I’m sorry

Because we can’t speak english

I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,

but I would like you to understand

Thank you

This is the second installment of our twin-lens reflex camera series!

We would like to introduce the 1954 Hachiyo Opt Alpine Flex series currently on sale at Vintage Shop Japan Inc.

A twin-lens reflex camera is a camera with an oblong body and two lenses arranged vertically. The upper lens is used to focus the camera and the lower lens is used to take pictures.

Please see below for a column about twin-lens reflex cameras!

How a Twin Lens Reflex Camera Works
About Two-Lens Reflex Cameras
Film camera from the 1950s!

Let us introduce you to our products.

Hachiyo Opt Alpenflex Orient Ⅲ

<Alpenflex series manufactured by Hachiyo Optical Industry >

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*This item is in as-is condition.

Overall, the exterior of the camera shows signs of age, use, and

There is rust.


Focus loupe is a

Scratches and stains.
There is rattling in the rotating axis part of the loupe, and the entire loupe is slanted.

The viewfinder screen is

There is fog, mold and dirt.

Both the view lens (top) and the shooting lens (bottom) are

There is fog, mold, and scratches.

The shutter of the shooting lens can be released.

The film room has signs of use, dirt and scratches.


We have not checked the operation with the film inserted.

Due to the condition as described above, the product is in as-is condition.

It is the next model after the previously introduced twin-lens reflex camera Alpenflex Orient II.

Made in 1954, this vintage camera was released about 70 years ago.

This twin-lens reflex camera is as-is and can be used in many ways. 
You can learn about the history of the twin-lens reflex camera, its structure and usage, or use it as a component.

It would also be a great camera for those seeking a vintage feel.

Try this twin-lens reflex camera for a life of camera freedom!

In addition to the twin-lens reflex camera! introduced this time, we also sell vintage cameras and lenses, anime goods, and radio cassette players, so please see the URL below.

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Writer Takashi Okumura